Christ, the true Light! You enlighten and sanctify all people. May your light so shine in us that we may see your brilliance, through the prayers of your all-pure Mother and all your saints.
For your mercy’s sake, Lord my God, tell me what you are to me. So speak that I may hear, O Lord; my heart is listening; open it that it may hear you, and say to my soul: I am your salvation.
We seek your face, O Lord! Turn your countenance upon us and show us your glory. Then shall our longing be satisfied, and our peace shall be perfect.
This quote is related to my sermon at #StNicholasFW last Sunday. If you want to hear it, look for my previous blog post on “The Cross of Christian Love.”
At this very hour, O God, you permit us, sinful as we are, to approach you with our evening hymns of praise and glory. In your love for us, direct our prayers as incense in your sight, and accept them as a delightful fragrance.
Praise and honor, glory and thanksgiving are the blessing we give you, Lord God of our fathers, for having escorted us through the shadows of the night and shown us, once more, the light of day!
When Jesus teaches us about life in God’s Kingdom, it’s not what you might expect. My sermon yesterday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.
Lord, give rest to the souls of your departed servants, in a place of brightness, refreshment, and repose; where all suffering, sorrow, and sighing have fled away.
“…therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (I Corinthians 6:20)
Lots of people know John 3:16, but John 3:17 is equally important. When you read the two verse together, it’s clear that verse 17 completes the teaching:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)